New Year is a great time to do a little gentle, natural, life detoxing and change up a few habits for a healthier you….nothing perfect just imperfectly natural! Here are a few simple ideas that can make all the difference to how you look and feel!
Detox Your Skin
Using simple natural ingredients from your kitchen means you stay away from chemicals which will give your skin the break it needs. There’s a link between chemicals in skincare to skin irritations and asthma and when you go natural you will often notice the difference instantly, ‘doing it yourself’ is cheap and effective and your skin will thank you for it! Try these very quick homemade options for an instant boost.
You can make the most basic exfoliating scrub by mixing oatmeal and water to slough off dead skin.
Oily Skin – go for cornflour instead which will help cleanse and nourish oily skin. To create a great Face Mask:
- 2 teaspoons of Cornflour
- 1 egg white
Mix, apply to skin, leave for 15 minutes and then wash off.
Pore Cleansing Coconut Oil Exfoliant
- 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon of Dead Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
Mix all ingredients to a paste, apply to your face and gently cleanse with rotating movements, then rinse off!
Fruity Cooling and Repairing Mask
- Half an avocado
- Half a banana
- Half an apple
- A few drops of lemon juice
- A little thick natural yoghurt to blend
This one works well if all ingredients are blended in a blender. Pat mixture onto skin, leave a few minutes and then rinse off. Pineapple is full of natural enzymes and a great fruit to add to a Face Mask for extra refreshing zing.
If you want to go down the ready-made route. Choose these great natural, reviving skincare options:
YourBeautyTonic for skin, hair and nails
Sugar, stress, overeating is all detrimental to your health and your skin, so treat yourself to a skin boost – YourBeautyTonic is an award-winning Beauty supplement for skin, hair and nails. With over 16 ingredients in its unique formula YourBeautyTonic is available in handy powder sachets that you can add to your water or your favourite smoothie.
It’s rich in collagen, hyaluronic acid and 14 other super skin nutrients that deliver results backed up by science.
Alteya Organics Organic Purifying Face Cleanser – Rose Jasminium
This gentle natural organic cleanser effectively removes make up, oil and dirt without stripping skin of moisture. Rich in nutrients with ingredients designed to support a naturally healthy skin and beautify it day after day.
Detox Your Body
The Lemon Detox
When it comes to cleansing The Lemon Detox is the original fasting cleanse/diet and is perfect for repairing any damage done over the festive season. Detoxing will cleanse your liver and in turn vitalise skin, hair, and digestion!
Mix Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup with fresh lemon juice, water and a pinch of cayenne pepper to make the drink that will support you as you fast and banish any hunger pangs. Making fasting easier.
If you’ve indulged a little too much and would like to take a break from Alcohol then Dry January may be the thing for you – it’s great motivation to join something that lots of people are doing – taking a break from alcohol has incredible benefits for your health and you will absolutely notice the difference in your skin, quality of sleep, mood etc. Read about my own ‘going dry journey’ here>>>
You can win some great prizes such as Skin Food Saviour gift tin from Weleda, Magnesium Body Butter from Better You, a copy of ‘Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing’ and a hypnosis audio ‘Take Control of Drinking’ by leading hypnotherapist Alisa Frank, Aronia & Berry Frappés from Viridian, a case of mixed alcohol-free drinks from Wise Bartender, funky cleansing sponges from Konjac Sponge and organic hair goodies from Tabitha James Kraan!
Detox your Home
De-cluttering your home in the New Year is a great start to feeling cleansed! An organised space helps create an organised mind…or something like that! Recycle all those things you don’t need at the local charity shop and re-use those that you can. Swap those nasty chemical cleaners for natural options, just a few simple regular ingredients are perfect household cleaners and a much healthier option to detoxify from nasty toxic chemicals.
Glycerine mixed 50:50 with water is a great stain remover for old tannin stains: tea, coffee, fruit juice etc. Work it in and leave it for 30 minutes before laundering as normal.
Don’t throw away a lemon after you have made a salad dressing or squeezed over fish, you can clean a ceramic sink with half a lemon and it will make it shine beautifully. Add a bit of lemon peel to the cutlery container in the dishwasher – it will help shine the cutlery.
Vinegar will help prevent limescale around taps, in the loo, and can be mixed with lemon and water to clean surfaces and floors and to de-scale kettles.
Remove pet hair from fabric or upholstery with a rubber glove. Put it on one hand and stroke the hair off – it comes off instantly!
Check out NU-ECO – although there are other “natural” cleaning products around on the market, many are actually less than 100% natural (they only need to be around 85% to claim to be natural). NU-ECO are 100% natural guaranteed and are planet, animal and wildlife friendly. Safe to use in households with babies and pets.
To minimise the effects of the toxins in your home use houseplants. Even NASA scientists say pot plants can help clean the air we breathe and can remove formaldehyde to a radius of thirty feet. A very easy to care for plant is Mother-In-Law’s Tongue – it cleans the air and is almost indestructible! But be careful as they can be toxic to cats and dogs! Spider plants are another great option, very hardy and don’t even need to be talked to! The Dracaena fragrans, otherwise known as the Corn Plant, is said to be able to mop up the most pungent toxins, so another great choice.
Detoxing your Life
Poor self-perception can impact all areas of life; often resulting in hoarding clothes that don’t fit, look great or give you any joy. If you feel it’s time to embrace the real ‘You’ then Jane Pangborne can help you overcome low self-esteem and learn to quickly understand what suits you (in just seconds), so you look AND feel fabulous!
Jane Pangbourne is a Body Positive Coach who works with women who feel overwhelmed and lacking in the confidence to enjoy their lives to the full.
Begin the process of learning to embrace your look and becoming the best you possible, every day.
Have you set your goals for 2019 and beyond? Do you know what you want to achieve or are you still looking for your purpose?
The Best You Expo 2019 takes place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February in Olympia London.
A one-of-a-kind event gathers those passionate about living better lives, creating a better world, gaining greater mindfulness and meaning in our modern age.
Aside from world class speakers on the main stage, they have break out rooms like…Wealth & Riches, Health & Lifestyle, Passion To Profit, Yoga & Meditation, Empowering Women and more…
There is so much to see and do, it is an incredible experience!!
Detox Your Finances
If you are feeling a little uncomfortable about your finances and want to make 2019 the year that you finally take responsibility and do what you can to change your situation then check out Mark Bristow – author of the Amazon best-selling book “The Financial Healer – change your self-worth to increase your net worth”
Your beliefs around money may come from childhood and they may be affecting your financial status in ways you don’t realise – check out my article here and see how Mark can help you>>>